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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
in the housing markets and for hundreds of thousands of charities in this country. again as i say, which ron didn't respond to, this party that has paraded around, the party that wants to rein in government spending, they are unable to identify any changes in medicare or entitlement spending which shows the tea party at its core was a phoney, phoney movement. >> joy, it's interesting to hear ron referring to august 2011 because a number of refers appear to have forgotten something happened in november 2012 called a presidential election. >> right. it was an election in which president obama, unprecedented for a democrat, actually ran on a platform of raising taxes. he said, i'm going to raise taxes on the top 2% and he was re-elected resoundingly with it. to what ron said, if it's only $14 trillion, what's the big deal, go ahead and let the rich pay it? that's number one. number two, the other thing that's been exposed and what's true, what's always been true about conservativism is that the core principle is the rich don't pay too much, they pay too little. when they say things like broaden the
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:35pm PST
yourself with miles to go before you sleep, something to think about. from abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: the video is shocking. a woman driving a car in denver asleep at the wheel. watch as she drifts in and out of her line, somehow she never crashes. she drove 30 miles before a police car was finally able to pull her over. about 6800 drivers each year aren't so lucky. they fall asleep while driving, crash and die. drowsy driving is the second-leading cause of fatal vehicle accidents behind only drunk driving and ahead of driving while texting. it's not just driving that is affected. a recent study in the journal of american medical association estimated that workplace accidents from sleep deprivation cost $31 billion of damage every year. >> sleep is such a powerful drive that if you really need it, the brain is going to say, sleep. and that can be an incredibly dangerous situation. >> reporter: but it's driving while sleeping that is especially harrowing. some drowsy drivers experience a phenomenon you probably never heard of called micro sleep where you fall asleep for just a few sec
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
four. >>> lot of other news developing overnight. we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have repelled an attack on a joint base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. >> very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed injuring more than 30 and killing one 56-year-old and other 80-year-old senior citizen. the driver got lost and somehow managed at the miami international airport, plowing his bus through. >> we're not sure why he misjudged the terminal building. >> reporter: at a nearby hospital, one injured perso
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 7:00am PST
turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. >>> u.s. forces in afghanistan have helped repel an attack on a joint u.s./afghan base. taliban suicide bombers assaulted the jalalabad early this morning. detonating two vehicles packed with explosives and striking a gun battle that lasted two hours. all of the attackers were killed. two civilians were also killed. four afghan troupes were also killed. no u.s. troops were injured. >>> and new details this morning on that deadly bus crash at miami international airport. two people were killed when a religious group's bus slammed into an eight-foot-high overpass because the driver took a wrong turn. mark greenblatt is here with the latest details. >> reporter: good morning, ron. as many as three people are clinging to life this morning after that crash in miami. just one of thousands of bus crashes that we found happening every year in the u.s., leaving a long trail of injuries and worse. >> just very bloody. everybody had cuts and scrapes. >> reporter: the entire front of this bus, caved in and the ceiling collapsed, injuring more t
ABC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
" never sounded so good. >> those guys are great. you can see ron tapping. they do a mean "feliz navidad." great to have them with us this morning. >>> also this morning, we are going to take a look at some fancy high, high-end christmas gifts affordable only for people who may have recently won the lottery. for example this thing. a jet pack, $100,000. this guy drives it well. i got a chance to test drive it, and that's what happened. yeah, yeah. it didn't go so well. >> it looks like fun when he was. with you, dan -- >> as it turns out it's tricky to use. >> yeah. >> the gift that keeps on giving. >> perhaps we shouldn't be running that story. >>> also this morning, keep a close eye on those gifts you do buy. unfortunately, 'tis the season for christmas crimes, as well. and we'll show you some bad guys caught on tape red handed stealing people's presents. that's coming up next. >>> but we're going to start here this half hour with what is shaping up to be the big story on christmas and the days of a. severe weather, it could strand many of the 93 million americans who travel for the ho
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. >> hi, dan, bianna. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> my legs. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. >>> and police in new york city are searching for a woman who pushed a man to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. police are checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units for the woman seen in this surveillance video running away from the scene of that crime. authorities released a sketch of that suspect. investigators used a smartphone and a bottle prescription pills to identify the victim. he is the second person in a month to be pushed to his death in the new york city subway system. >>> and the neighbor of the gunman who shot and killed two firefighters is under arrest, accused of buying two of the guns in that christmas eve ambush. dawn young of rochester allegedly purchased the weapons in
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
overnight. we go to mr. ron claiborne who has extraordinary videotape. >>> out of russia. a plane crash outside of moscow. we'll begin with this stunning video. the plane overshot the runway and careened into traffic and abc's kirit radia has the story. >> reporter: you're about to see the terrifying moment of impact as the russian passenger jet slams into a busy highway. watch again. you can see the plane's tire colliding with the moving car. and listen closely. you can hear the squealing brakes and crushing metal. the crash took place on saturday at an airport outside moscow. the red wing airlines flight broke through a barrier fence shattering into three pieces and bursting into flames before skidding to a stop at the edge of the highway. witnesses rushed to pull survivors out of the wreckage. the russian made tupolev 204 was flying back from the czech republic with no passengers and eight crew members on board. officials say four of them were killed including the pilots. the other four were seriously injured. an investigation has been opened but officials have already suggested that
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm PST
presidential candidate? for now, we turn to david corn of mother jones and ron reagan, an msnbc political analyst joining me. i want to start with ron. why would they want to change the ee lk tolectoral state like pennsylvania? why would they do that? >> well, i think the republicans have examined the playing field as it were and through long and bitter experience they have come to the conclusion that is it is very difficult for them to win on a national level unless they cheat. so they are going to cheat any way that they can. we saw it in the vote suppression. that didn't work out so well. so let's just change systemically the way we change the votes and in states like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, florida, like that, these are the battleground states that we need to win and we're narrowly losing them now so let's at least try to get some of the electoral college votes out of this and tip the election. >> ron, you know why he's with him? it's not about the voter suppression. the 60 some counties that always go republican, they can't stand the fact that philadelphia and pittsburgh, large
Current
Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
"blackwards," ron christie. thank you so much for joining us inside "the war room" again. >> governor, it is nice to see you again. >> jennifer: all right. so do you think republicans have recovered from losing the election? >> well, i think we have. i think there's no question that although president obama got less of the popular vote than he did the last time around, his electoral college numbers went up. he won. but the other thing that i would say to you governor, is senate republicans, the american people voted for the status quo. they kept the republicans running the majority in the house of representatives to keep a check on the executive branch and so while we did take a shellacking in the presidential election, we still have one of the houses of congress -- it is up to the congress to negotiate with the president. >> jennifer: i gotta stop you on that though because the democrats won the popular vote in the house races too by a million votes. yes, republicans maintained control. but they lost seats and a large
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. >>> we have a big news cycle happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. >>> we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. >>> and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot. according to the state de
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 2:30am PST
is once again on display. ron mott has details. >> reporter: showing its age the emancipation proclamation still draws attention. a document whose aim was to you night a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today the frail order consigned to history on january 1st, 1863 by abraham lincoln is again on public display. show% time just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. very important document. >> reporter: presidential historian doris goodwin on president lincoln freeing the slaves. >> philosophically lincoln always believed slavery was wrong. there's no question about that from the time he was a young man. the question is what power did he, once he became president, have to do something about ending slavery? he finally found that door with his powers as commander-in-chief and with military necessity and then he went through that door. >> reporter: the proclamation and the union admitting blacks to its fighting ranks helped tip the balance of the war towards the north weakening confederate force and preserving the united st
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
really are hard up, aren't you? >> okay, the most [ inaudible ] person of the year. >> ron paul. >> we're back to ron paul? >> rand paul has a very promising future. >> bob costas on guns. he spoke out after the kansas city chiefs football player killed his girlfriend, used a gun. kicked off the discussion. long overdue. >> mitt romney, his election campaign was honest, and the public didn't like it, so they picked the other candidate. >> simple as that. >> obama care, about changing the tax code. people didn't like to hear that. >> mitt romney almost won. if he had shown up in new jersey, he probably would have had a better shot. >> mitt romney who he said those who don't care about students who are in a country illegally have no heart, it almost killed his campaign. >> most dishonest, john boehner, republican speaker of the house. saying quote unquote, let's be honest, we're broke. we'll be right back with new years resolutions. ♪ [ music ] >>> new years resolutions, pat. >> get at list one book on nixon done this year. >> another one? >> one. >> can get cracking on my memoir, and
ABC
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
drawn. we'll get more on that story, coming up in the broadcast. >>> let's get over to ron for the latest headlines. >> hey, there. good morning, everyone. three people have been arrested for the deadly explosion that devastated an indiana neighborhood last month. the homeowner and boyfriend. there was evidence that the gas lines were tampered with. >>> and a federal judge has given final approval to bp's settlement on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. the oil giant has estimated it will take $7.8 billion to help out businesses and individuals affected by the oil spill. >>> and the tennis umpire who was accused of murdering her husband has her job back. prosecutors dropped the case last month against her because of insufficient evidence. goodman was suspended from her job after her arrest in august. >>> and a crowd in texas got more than they bargained for. when they lined up to buy the new air jordan speakers. police doused the crowd, about 200 people, with pepper spray, when people were getting out of control. several people were treated at the scene. quite a s
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
to the fiscal cliff. from "thew bid frittle bit washington times." this is ron from louisiana. caller: good morning. host: who wish to nominate? -- who would you'll nominate? caller: obama. host: what makes him your hero? caller: we were on a major slide when he came into office. he save the automobile and got osama bin laden. he did everything even though the gop did nothing but filibuster. every proposal he has made. the economy is still growing even though everything that has been put against him. host: are there other heroes you look to beside the president? caller: this year i believe he should be the star for what he has gone up against. he was trying to do a reasonable -- get a compromise and the gop was saying their way or nothing . it is costing the nation. host: thank you very much. this comes from twitter. host: i next call is on the independent line. good morning. caller: the bartender that took the videotape of mr. romney talking about the 47%. he showed an insight into the candidate. host: why is he a hero? caller: he had the courage to share with others. host: anybody else in
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
people began plunging into the ice beneath. here's abc's ron claiborne now. >> reporter: it began when one man accidentally slipped off the sheet of ice and into the lake. the people you see in this video are members of a sledding excursion that goes terribly wrong. >> we saw this guy coming across the ice really fast. it went from cheering to all of a sudden just -- to an unbelievable amount of panic and chaos. >> reporter: one man goes to the ice's edge to try to help, but then he falls in. and then, one would-be rescuer after another tries to help only to plunge into the lake themselves in a chain reaction. a crowd gathers on shore. frantically screaming for help. >> call 911! >> reporter: five minutes after the first man went in, nearly a dozen people are in the water as others throw ropes and inner tubes but no luck. micky herman shot this video, you can hear him calling for someone to bring a hope. >> it was very hard to watch. >> reporter: finally, nine harrowing minutes into this ordeal on ice, everyone somehow manages to scramble out. amazingly, this escapade on ice ended happ
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30pm EST
to get the party started in times square. and that is where we find nbc's ron mott, along with hundreds of thousands of his closest friends tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey there, kate, good evening to you. times square, of course, is electric every day of the week. but on december 31st, it is absolutely super charged. an estimated 1 million people are expected to jam into the streets here, ready to toast a new year. another year, another ball, another chance to dance to a different tune. as crowds clog the heart of manhattan for its annual raucous party, goodbye '12, hello '13. >> going to be a year of a adventure so starting it off right. >> new year, want to have new goals. >> reporter: celebrations have been going on around the globe. from new zealand and australia to tokyo and beijing. ♪ >> reporter: across america, 12:00 will arrive to crowds hungry for a fresh start. there's a moon pie over mobile. they squeeze an orange in miami. it's peachy in atlanta. back here in new york, bulbs are in, the crystal sparkles, especially one honoring the late dick clark, the first
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
? ♪ ♪ na na na na na na na na ♪ and everybody go uh! >>> welcome back to "starting point." today's team ron brownstein, will cane and roland martin, we're keeping you an available spot for him. >> empty chair. >> roland has been dieting. you can't even see him. if you've ever been confused by facebook's privacy settings, you are not alone. even mark zuckerberg's sister might be after a private family photo she posted on facebook went public. she is the former marketing director of facebook and she posted this photo of her family. >> that's her. >> there we go. it includes facebook ceo mark zuckerberg, someone who wasn't supposed to see it saw it because she was friends with someone else who was tagged in it and it was retweeted in the aftermath. an angry response that included this line, it's not about privacy settings, it's about human decency. >> talk about six degrees of separation. you had the chain of events there. >> someone who saw someone whose friend saw it who posted it? welcome to the internet. >> the increasing reality is you're assuming that anything that can be seen will be se
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
value. ladies and gentlemen, i give you ron paul. >> guess what? being involved in the campaign for liberty -- >> that's enough from you, ron paul. you are done. as they all were. in the end, there could only be one. it's one that republicans should file away under the category of things that seemed like a good idea at the time. because for an american with a limping economy and sluggish job market, the republican party picked as its nominee, the guy who regularly said things like this. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks -- $10,000 bet. >> and this -- >> i like being able to fire people who provide services to me. >> yeah. no one could have guessed at the beginning of 2012 all the absurd moments of the republican nominating contest, mitt romney's victory would be the most absurd of them all. or by the end of the year, he would be the one having the last laugh. mitt romney didn't really want to be president anyway. in a recent interview with the boston globe, his son tag said of his father that quote, he wanted to be president less than anyone i have met in my life. he has
ABC
Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
with a look at the other stories making headlines here's ron claiborne. >> good morning to you, bianna, we begin with another eruption of gunfire. this time in a parking lot in a shopping mall in southern california. it was caught on surveillance camera. police in newport beach, california, say that 42-year-old mark cost gorolo was arrested after firing 50 shots into the air and ground outside of that mall. no one injured but the mall packed with holiday shoppers went into lockdown until police secured 9 area. >>> a teenager under arrest for a plot to shoot students and bomb his high school. sammy chavez planned to trap students in a locked auditorium and allegedly wanted to place bombs at the doors for when police arrived. students reported the plan, the alleged plot to school staff members after chavez tried to recruit them. >>> and a major concession by the republican house leaders in those fiscal cliff negotiations. abc news learned that house speaker john boehner has proposed raising income taxes for the healthiest americans, those making a million dollars a year or more. but only if
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
more water. >> reporter: ron ruben is a state geologist who studies landslides all over california. he says the bay area is particularly at risk. >> the type of bedrock that we have in the bay area is generally relatively weak compared to other parts of the state and we also have additional weakness in the rocks based on the amount of faulting that's happened in the bay area. that fault activity over time will weaken rocks. >> reporter: this map of the bay area shows the areas at the highest risk of landslides along the east and south bay hills of and on the peninsula since one major predicter of landslides is previous landslides residents along canyon hikes drive here in fremont monitor the hills. this old landslide is clearly visible just above the neighborhood but juan gonzalez says there has not been too much trouble recently. >> the neighbors had a meeting in the school and they were concerned about the slides. >> reporter: it's right above the school. >> yeah. >> reporter: in 2005 this massive landslide occurred in the southern california community of la conchita another unseen d
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
primary, giuliani, ron paul and the others, if this guy didn't want to be president. he pushed ron paul's delegate out of congress to push him out of the nomination. he did everything he could to become president and he failed. >> richard, does no one in the romney family have any kind of ear for what honesty sounds like? >> well, i'm not sure if they know what humanity looks like. you know, they said the romney sons say they cannot think of a poe person who wants to be president less than their father. i suggest they meet more people, because there's a lot of people who don't want to be president, and here's the paradox that runs through the entire romney campaign, which is you had somebody desperate to be president and who was deathly uncomfortable to be a candidate for president. you can't message over it, it's not about the 370,000 votes they lament were not theirs and would have won them the election. only 370,000 votes. if you're al gore and you lose an election by an ex krus ating close margin, then you have the right to lament the margin of defeat. but 370,000 votes is not a slo
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
with congressman ron paul to demand an inquiry into the justification of drone attacks? >> absolutely. this whole idea of drone wars in proliferated across the world without congress having anything to say about it, without any accountability whatsoever, is against the constitution of the united states and against international law. if any other nation sent a drawn over the u.s., they would have hell to pay, we would see it as an act of war. we are increasingly committing acts of war against other nations -- yemen most recently -- and we're not seeing any accountability at all. congress has a role to play both on the budget side and constitutionally. so we're just trying to get the ministration involved in getting information to congress so we can see the extent of exposure the american people have to this proliferation of war. as news articles have written, and glenn greenwald read about it yesterday, we're strengthening al qaeda's hand with these attacks. we're making it more difficult to meet the challenge of terrorism by creating more terrorists. what is this about? we are increasingly dysfun
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
conservative leaders in the house. here now to try to make this weak case is ron meyer. ron, first of all, i want to say that i commend john boehner for his valiant attempts to stop the fiscal cliff and to make a deal without giving up growth principles. but when you say conservatives don't support boehner, what is eric cantor, what is paul ryan? what is jeb henesling if he's not a conservative? what is tom price if he's not a conservative? what exactly are you smoking? the top conservatives in the house support boehner. >> well, i actually don't think that somebody like tom price would if he has his choice of who he could pick out of everyone. we should have the power of self-determination. we shouldn't get seniority decide, this person should be the next person -- >> look. he is running the house. he's the speaker of the house. you confuse that with running the conservative movement. >> well, then why don't you come out and say, we shouldn't raise taxes. boehner came out and said we should raise taxes. >> i think boehner is doing the best he can to prevent marginal tax rates from rising. i
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
the key markets to watch around the globe is ron shaw, managing partner at gina ventures. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> very good morning to you. did santa bring you everything you were hoping for? >> that and then some. >> that and then some. good. let's talk about emerging markets now. i've spoken to you a lot about how in the last couple of years, of course, there has been a lot of positive sentiment around investing in emerging markets. however, i got to say over the past couple of months and even this year, there has been i would say the mood shifting to cautiously optimistic. can you tell us what's driving that change? >> yeah. i think you have to continue to be cautiously optimistic for the emerging markets because obviously there's a growth story there. there's a lot of growth that investors want to capture. there's still a lot of outstanding risk. we saw a lot of that risk play out this year both on the government side, the reform side, as well as currencies. so i think there's definitely a handful of risks. and you have to kind of -- the play for emerging mark
ABC
Dec 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
after your order. so, abc's ron claiborne took out the clock and put them to the test. >> reporter: it's the season to shop later and to get what you buy faster than ever. next day delivery? how about same day delivery? that's what some big retailers like walmart and amazon are doing this year. >> we are in an arms race for speed today. we want santa on steroids. >> reporter: but the new extreme in fastest? delivery in just one hour. this holiday season, ebay is touting that right now, for just a $5 dlif delivery fee, you can get your purchase in 60 minutes or less. so far, they're testing it in two cities -- new york and san francisco. for retailers, time really is money. shipping later means being able to sell more goods. shipping faster breeds loyal customers. >> it's not a practical benefit, it's an emotional benefit. getting it fast is a present itself. >> reporter: christmas is next week. but can they deliver? we decided to put it to the test. they're telling me i can get this at macy's for $28. i place my order at 1:30 in the afternoon, for an l.a. dodgers t-shirt. they're showi
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
best friend forever. here's abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: this is a story about a little girl named mia. a little dog named marley. and a real life grinch? >> somebody swiped a 7-year-old girl's dog. >> reporter: 'twas the morning before christmas and it was all captured on surveillance video, right outside the store where mia and her mom were shopping. >> we didn't know if we would ever see him. >> reporter: mia was devastated. >> he's so adorable. i can't even trim my tree without him. it's like so hard to be without him. >> reporter: miles away, on christmas day, a schoolteacher named tina cohen was walking through a park and noticed a man selling a dog. >> they didn't look right together. it wasn't right to be selling a dog on christmas and i had a gut feeling this was not his dog. >> reporter: so, she bought the dog for $220 and took him straight to a vet. who checked him out and found his identification microchip. >> we got a phone call and he said -- he said, we have your dog. we have marley. and we screamed up and down. we had marley. >> reporter: yeah, what were you thinkin
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
connection? here's abc's ron clane orn. >> reporter: police say 24-year-old dawn nguyen supplied the guns used to ambush four firefighters on christmas eve, killing two of them. >> when nguyen bought the guns and said she was going to be the owner, she lied. >> reporter: authorities say she bought the guns for her neighbor, william spengler, back in 2010. that he even went to the gun store with her to pick them out. spengler, a convicted felon, could not legally purchase a firearm himself. she told police she bought the guns for her own protection and they had recently been stolen. what's not in dispute, spengler used those guns monday night, a 12-gauge shotgun and a bushmaster semiautomatic rifle while they were responding to a blaze he had set. >> firemen mike chiapperini was deceased at the scene. >> reporter: also killed, tomas kaczowka. spengler took his own life. tonight dawn nguyen is facing 10 years in prison for her alleged role in this tragedy. earlier this week, the children of webster, new york, lit candles to honor those firefighters who died. today's arrest shows how serious
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
report from nbc's ron mott in boston. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. >> reporter: as mitt romney, members of his campaign staff and top gop leaders continue assessing how he lost the election to a vulnerable incumbent president, the oldest son of the former massachusetts governor is raises eyebrows about his dad's initial reluctance to make a second white house run. in a story published in sunday's "boston globe," tag romney says his father "wanted to be president less than anyone i've met in my life. he had no desire to run. if could have found someone else to take his place, we have been ecstatic to step aside" "boston globe" reporter michael krenish interviewed tag romney. >> i know there were serious discussion and concerns at the time before he decided to run and lacked at the field of competition and saw it was pretty weak. his family pushed him to say he would be the best person, gimp the wait field has taken shape. >> reporter: nbc's garrett haake spent a year cover the campaign. >> in between campaign romney was stunned by the loss bu
NBC
Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
. police said today the convicted killer who drew them into his deadly trap left a note. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: police say the christmas eve ambush of four firefighters battling a massive house fire in new york was spelled out by the suspected arsonist and shooter in chilling, typewritten detail. >> quote, i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do i like doing best, killing people. >> reporter: authority ts say 62 years william spengler, who served prison time for killing his grandmother more than 30 years ago, shot at first responders who arrived at his burning house, the fire spreading to six other homes. >> we are being shot at. multiple firemen down. i am shot. i think he's using an assault rifle. >> he was equipped to go to war to kill innocent people. >> reporter: the gunman was well-fortified with weapons and ammo. the same model used in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. tomasz kaczowka and mike chiapperini were killed. spengler killed himself. and late today, human remains were found in spengler's house and suspect t
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
with britain's other leading lady were famously warm. prime minister thatcher called the president "ron" he addressed her as "margaret." together, they were political soul mates. >> i think they had a quite congenial, personal connection to each other. although what these documents show is that margaret thatcher wasn't always so full of praise for reagan. >> reporter: britain was at war with argentina, trying to hold on to its islands in the south atlantic. >> the united states came down firmly on our side, and we're very grateful we have been such strong allies. >> reporter: but in private, there was tension. reagan urged her to negotiate, but she wanted victory. mrs. thatcher said she was sure that the president would act in the same way if alaska had been threatened. to get what she wanted, the iron lady used her softer side. >> dear ron, she writes. i think you are the only person who will understand the significance of what i'm trying to say. >> very personal. >> absolutely. >> reporter: mrs. thatcher's form offensive did the trick, and they remained friends long after they left power.
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
that declared slaves in this country forever free. the document is once again on display. and nbc's ron mott has more. >> reporter: though clearly showing its age, fading ink, a yellow patina, the emancipation proclamation still draws undivided attention 150 years later, a document whose aim was to unite a country divided by war. >> it's amazing to see abraham lincoln's signature. >> reporter: today at the national archives in washington you can the frail order consigned to history on january 1, 1863, by president abraham linkson again on public display. showtime, just a few days every year. >> very uplifting experience. it is a very important document. >> reporter: presidential historian doris kerns good win on president lincoln freeing the slaves in the rebel states to fight for their own freedom. >> philosophically i lincoln had always believed that slavery was wrong. there's no question about that, from the time he was a young man. the question was what power did he, once he became president, have to do something about ending slavery? he finally found that door with his powers as commander i
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